French Army and the First World War

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by liverpool annie, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    We see cemeteries with the graves of British and Commonwealth soldiers and German cemeteries .... but is there a list of French cemeteries ?
     
  2. Roxy

    Roxy Member

  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I'd love to know where to find them please !!

    Annie :)
     
  4. Roxy

    Roxy Member

    Doesn't the hyperlink give you directions?

    Roxy
     
  5. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Theres no link showing Roxy !! ;)
     
  6. Roxy

    Roxy Member

  7. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Thanks Roxy ... but what I really meant was ... the cemeteries where the French casualties are laid to rest :confused:
     
  8. Roxy

    Roxy Member

    Fair Point, Annie. I didn't really look at the site before I posted; I thought that it was Frenchmen!

    I'll try again!

    Roxy
     
  9. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  10. Hill 40

    Hill 40 New Member

    There's nothing really (online) that gives a complete listing, but the Ministere des Anciens combattants et Victimes de Guerre produce an Atlas des Necropoles nationales which shows and details the locations of all the French military cemeteries in France. Though I think it's now out of print, I've got a copy, so ...if you need anything from it, just say.

    (there's also a book called Guide des Cimetieres militaires en France by Catherine Grive-Santini which details many, but not all of them (of all nations) too. This is still in print (and, yes, I've got this one too) and is a very handy reference)
     
  11. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I'll have to get my Frenchmen sorted out ( I have a few of them !! ) and then give you a shout !!

    Is there a book you don't have ? .... just askin' !! :D
     
  12. Hill 40

    Hill 40 New Member


    A couple...:D

    Anyway, here's the listing of necropoles nationale...
     

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  13. Hill 40

    Hill 40 New Member

    ...and a couple of sample pages (verdun)...
     

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  14. Roxy

    Roxy Member

    You could try here

    I had a quick look and it seemed to work - I used 'Smith' and found the burial place of Pte W Smith, Seaforth Highlanders (and I know that he wasn't French!)

    Roxy
     

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